Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus

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1 Come with us, O blessed Jesus,
With a faith forever new;
And in leaving now your altar,
Let us nevermore leave you.
O let your angel chorus
Cease not the heav'nly strain;
But in us, your loving children,
Bring peace, good will again.

2 You are God from everlasting.
God of God and Light of Light;
You are God, your glory veiling,
That we all may bear the sight.
Sustain us, Lord, and help us,
Our daily life to bear,
That through us, your holy teaching
May shine forth ev'rywhere.

Source: One in Faith #629b

Author: John Henry Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr MA USA 1820-1891. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, having 12 siblings, the son of pioneer parents (his father from Dublin, his mother from Hamburg) he became an ecclesiologist. His father had been an ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest and second Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, (becoming presiding bishop in 1865). When his father founded the Vermont Episcopal Institute, he needed an assistant to help run it, so he picked his son to become a tutor and disciplinarian. The younger Hopkins played the flute and bugle in the school orchestra and also taught Sunday school. John Henry reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1839, he returned… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come with us, O blessed Jesus
Title: Come With Us, O Blessed Jesus
Author: John Henry Hopkins
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



JESU JOY is a form of the tune WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUETE by Johann Schop (b. Hamburg [?], Germany, c. 1595; d. Hamburg, 1667). In 1614 Schop was appointed court musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenb├╝ttel. A virtuoso violinist, he also played the lute, cornetto, and trombone. He became a musician f…

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

CPWI Hymnal #579

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #501

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One in Faith #629b

The Hymnal 1982 #336

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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